4-H Code Your World

Code Your World is a four-part challenge that teaches youth to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities - online and offline.

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. Each year they launch a new challenge in October for National Youth Science Day. This year, Code Your World presents a four-part challenge that teaches kids ages 8-14 to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction. The activities are great for collaboration with your local 4-H club or you can purchase a kit to facilitate on your own.

Audience: 
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Girls
English language learners
Youth of color
Lower income communities
Rural communities
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Teen
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Topic: 
Block-based programming
Performing arts
Visual arts
Unplugged
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
One time session
Requirements: 
Technology not required
Cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Community engagement
Connecting youth interests & youth voice
Resource Type: 
Lesson plans & activities
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